Apply Today for Overnight Jewish Camp

and Israel Travel

Our Cincy Journeys applications for 2024 are now available! The button below will take you to the web portal application page.

For Existing Web Users: If you already have a web user account for the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, you can enter the portal to sign in to apply for Cincy Journeys grants.

For New Applicants: If you are a new grant applicant with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, applying for Cincy Journeys is a two-step process. First, you will need to register as a user of the web portal. Then, you can come back to the application portal to sign in and apply for Cincy Journeys grants. You will also receive an email confirmation of your new web user status. That email will contain information that leads you back to the application portal.

*Usernames and passwords created prior to 11/1/19 are not valid on this site. You will need to create a new account in the portal. Thank you!


Cincy Journeys Grants

The Cincy Journeys grant program enables Cincinnati Jewish children, teens, and young adults to attend or work at Jewish overnight camps as well as travel to Israel. These grants are not based on financial need. Jewish overnight camp and Israel travel give our young community members the skills, experience, and desire to become tomorrow’s Jewish leaders. The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati are pleased to offer the following Cincy Journeys grants.


Camp Grants

Each Cincinnati Jewish child is eligible for two summers of camp grants.

·        First-Time Grant (3+ weeks): $2,250

·        Second-Time Grant (3+ weeks): $1,250

·        First-Time Grant (2 weeks): $1,125

·        Second-Time Grant (2 weeks): $625


Camp Fellowship

The Cincy Journeys Camp Counselor and Staff Fellowship supports the professional development of our young adults as well as the staffing needs of overnight Jewish camps. The Camp Fellowship is available for Cincinnati Jewish young adults ages 18 (or after graduating high school) to 26 to work at an approved Jewish overnight camp in the United States or Canada. The fellowship will include the following salary subsidy:

  • $1,200 for new counselors and staff
  • $2,400 for returning counselors and staff

Israel Travel Grants

Two Israel travel grants (for $8,000 and $6,250) can be used by Cincinnati Jewish teens and young adults any time between the ages of 16 to 26 with approved trip providers. Grants must be used for separate experiences and cannot be combined for a semester or year-long programs.



  • For summer 2024, Cincy Journeys travel grants up to $6,250 or up to $8,000, depending on prior grant usage and trip cost, may be used for International High School Travel Beyond Israel and U.S. High School Travel in addition to Israel travel. The Jewish immersive trips beyond Israel and domestically must be at least two weeks in duration and occur with an approved Cincy Journeys High School Trip Provider. Participants must be completing 10th through 12th grades before the trip. Other eligibility requirements remain the same.
  • In 2025 and 2026, Cincy Journeys will be partnering with IsraelNow to offer a weeklong-trip to Israel for Jewish 8th graders. More details will be released in the first half of 2024.
  • As a one-time opportunity within the next three years, Cincy Journeys will be sponsoring a Birthright bus for Cincinnati young adults between the ages of 22 to 26. More information will be released when available.


For other details about Cincy Journeys, visit the website at